Walter E. Zalenski

Walter E. Zalenski
Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052

Walter Zalenski, a Partner in the Washington, D.C., and New York offices of Buckley Sandler LLP, has more than 25 years of experience advising banks and other financial institutions, private equity firms, specialty lenders, retail installment credit providers, fintech companies, and other entities on bank regulatory and consumer finance issues, and corporate and transactional matters. Mr. Zalenski provides counseling on financial services mergers and acquisitions, focusing on assisting private equity sponsors and strategic buyers in investments in bank and non-bank financial services firms, providing regulatory and transactional advice to identify and mitigate risk, and assisting buyers in obtaining regulatory approvals where necessary. His work includes counseling and acting on behalf of clients in enforcement matters involving the CFPB, FTC, HUD and prudential bank regulators, as well as state attorneys general and other state authorities.


BA, JD; George Washington University